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Rising Stars: Meet Mark Baile

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mark Baile.

Hi Mark, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started playing music when I was 5 years old. I’ve always had a passion for music that has stemmed from both sides of my family. I remember when I was about 9 my uncle, Donald sat me down and started teaching me notes on the guitar.

From that point, any time he played or I saw a band play, I was like glue in front of the stage. I got my first drum set when I was 9. I had only taken a few lessons when in 1987, I started teaching drums at the “New Song Guitar Center.” I played my first nightclub show in 1987 when I was 18 years of age with “The Dixie Hiway Band.”

Ron and Cheryl Carney gave me the roots in music and the experience to help me grow along the way. Cheryl (AKA) “Dusty Springer” and Ron worked with me to better my vocals for many years. Ron and I would sit in his studio and play around with songs that I had written until the early morning hours. I met my wife, Teresa in 1992 and we have 2 great children. I have to say they are my inspiration today.

Teresa “aka.T” Has stood beside me as I have pursued dream after dream, she recently looked at me and said, “you have raised your children, it is time for the world to hear your music and full potential”. I can not begin to tell you how the support of the most important person in your world is.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
My biggest struggle was my confidence. I always struggled with whether I was good enough.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am an automotive technology teacher at Lincoln College of Technology. My biggest reward as a teacher is changing lives and positively motivating people to be their best.

I also do a big toy drive every year called “Big Country’s Toy Drive” that helps collect toys for  children who’s families are facing hard times in Maryland. I just celebrated my 11th year.

What matters most to you? Why?
What matters most to me is my family. My family is my foundation and the core of everything I do.

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